Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake

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Community Classics .
Edited on Feb 10, 2007

My Mom used to make this recipe every Valentines and sometimes on St. Patrick's Day too.

Ingredients

Cake
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
2 Tbsp. Hershey's cocoa
2 oz. red food coloring
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup buttermilk
2 1/2 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 Tbsp. vinegar

Icing
5 Tbsp. flour
1 cup sugar
1 cup milk
1 cup softened butter
1 tsp. vanilla



Directions

Cake
Cream together shortening, baking soda, vinegar, sugar and eggs. Make a paste with cocoa and food coloring and add to creamed mixture. Mix salt and vanilla with buttermilk. Add alternately with flour to creamed mixture. Mix with a spoon, do not beat. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees.

Icing
Cook flour and milk until thick, stirring constantly. Set aside until fully cooled. Beat sugar, butter and vanilla together and add it to the milk mixture. Beat until it is fluffy like whipped cream and spread evenly on cake.


Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.


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